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AARP Public Policy Institute and the Future of Social Security

Social Security is a critical source of income for Americans of all ages, providing benefits to individuals and families who have a loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death. Social Security has a long-term financing gap that should be addressed sooner rather than later. The AARP Public Policy Institute develops and elevates research and policy ideas to better understand the importance of Social Security to families and how to strengthen the program for the future.

Read Social Security expert Jim Palmieri’s recent blog Do Views on Social Security Spending Differ by Age?   

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Social Security Trends and Perspectives

Trends that impact the future of Social Security

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Social Security Policy Options

Explore commonly discussed proposals on how to fix Social Security

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Social Security Policy Innovations

Discover innovative ideas for Social Security reform

Social Security Research and Analysis

The AARP Public Policy Institute examines demographic and economic trends that affect the solvency of the Social Security program and the adequacy of benefits. Millions of Americans rely on this vital program for their financial well-being today and millions more will rely on it in the years ahead.

Learn more from our policy experts and read what they’re saying about Social Security reform at AARP's blog.

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